5 DIY STEPS TO BETTER BROWS
1 FAKE SOME FULLNESS
Temporarily boost thin brows with a tinted volumising gel that contains hair-thickening fibres. ‘Brushing it back into the brows ensures the colour is deposited at the roots, which gives the most realistic, volumised look,’ says Lee. We love
Benefit Gimme Brow (£20; above)
and Eylure Brow Amplifier (£9.95;
2 ADD LENGTH
To work out where brows should end, hold a make-up brush so it runs from the edge of your nose to the outer corner of eye and up to the brow, suggests Lisa. ‘Mark this point with an eyebrow pencil so you know how far to extend your brows.’ Mimic the natural shape of the hair by filling in with light, curved strokes of L’oréal Paris Brow Artist Xpert (£5.99, Boots).
3 TAME UNRULY BROWS
Trimming away longer, coarser hairs is the fastest way to maintain brow shape. Comb hair upwards and, using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow
Scissors (£16, Cult Beauty), trim the longest hairs evenly in line with the top of the brow. ‘For the most natural effect, stagger the length by cutting the hair closest to the temples slightly shorter,’ says brow expert Shavata Singh.
4 EASY TWEEZING
The right brow shape adds definition and structure to your face. We recommend having them shaped professionally at first, and then maintaining them at home with tweezers (always in
daylight!). Tweezerman Slant Tweezers (£22.95, Feel Unique) have a slanted tip that grips hairs more effectively than straight or pointy ones. ‘Keep brows level when tweezing,’ says Sumita Batra, eyebrow therapist at Urban Retreat. ‘Pulling them up distorts the shape, so you could take too much off.’ Unibrow troubling you? Hold a pencil vertically against the outer edge of the nose. Brows should start where the pencil meets the brow line. Tweeze any hairs that fall in the unflattering unibrow territory.
5 FAIR BROWS?
‘Grey and blonde brows blend into skin, making our features look unbalanced’, says Lee. ‘A soft brown shade subtly disguises light hairs but won’t overpower the rest of your face and, as tinting makes brows look more pronounced, it can also divert attention away from fine lines around the eye area, too.’ We love Eylure Permanent Brow Tint (£9.95) in Mid Brown.